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Brewed by Grand River Brewing
Style: American Pale Ale
Cambridge, Canada

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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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The Pugnascious is designed to be a very simple ale. A combination of pale malt, crystal and 4 strikes of cascade hops in significant quantities - in true US pale ale tradition. Not rocket science but no beer is.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2011
500ml bottle. Clear, bright deep amber with a large fizzy-foamy off-white reasonably long-lasting white head (4-). Lush cereal grain aroma, a bit of honey, no alcohol, building mid-level herbal bitterness. Taste is ... grassy and a bit harsh - bitter, not as grainy - a bit watery and astringent, smooths out a bit as it warms, but a little harsh even still. Not bad. Will try a few more - this is already growing on me.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TaktikMTL (6031) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2011
En fût, cask. Verre de dégustation au Beau’s Oktoberfest 2011 (Vankleek Hill, ONT). Arôme: Légère odeur de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de céréales et d’agrumes. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #3966)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4868) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Bottle: Poured a dirty amber color ale with a nice thick off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and bitter hops typical of Cascade hops. Taste is mostly dominated by your typical Cascade hops notes of citrus and bitter. Malt backbone is quite dry and noticeable though doesn’t overshadow the hops profile. Body is quite full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Well done with good drinkability while staying within the style guidelines.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4709) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 23, 2011
Bottle from Sammy. Dark amber with a lasting froth and lacing. Aroma indicates Amber ale with some nice hopping. Flavour is more to style. Nicely hopped without being extreme with some solid malt nicely balanced. A nice woodiness. A good pub ale.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
czar (4688) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2012
pours murky amber with a decent off-white head, some retention. toasted and light caramel malts, some pine and citrus. bread, cereals - hint of sweetness, grassiness. and this big earthiness, unbalanced. average carbonation, med body - heavy for an apa, decent citrusy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 3, 2011
Enjoyable, crisp but bitter and plenty of smoky hops taste. A good honest beer. 500ml bottle in Toronto.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SlovakSniper (3371) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 19, 2011
(Courtoisie de jerc) Un anneau de mousse se pose sur un liquide à la robe orangée. Au nez, les timides parfums d’agrumes se choquent à des céréales doucement caramélisées. Au goût, les papilles ne retiennent que très peu de fruits : les houblons sont ici davantage amérisants. Les céréales caramélisées sont aussi beaucoup moins marquées et goûteuses : peut-être somme-nous devant un étal de céréales pâles. La finale se fait sur des notes amères plus ou moins intenses. Sans doute une bouteille fatiguée.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
rodenbach99 (3264) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 20, 2011
Bouteille de 500ml. Merci Patrick. Bière ambrée foncée qui n’a pas une belle mousse. Le nez est bizarre, je pense qu’il a un défaut, des notes d’agrumes sont perceptibles avec des malt biscuit. La bouche est mince, il y a peu de goût. La finale est âcre. Il y a un problème de conception dans cette bière. 2/10

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3264) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 12, 2011
Clear amber pour, rocky beige head. Biscuity, pale crystal malt aroma with touches of fruity floral hops. Light bitterness pleasant herbal hopy finish. Noting fancy but a very very solid session ale. An english style apa if thats possible. Thanks john!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3120) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2012
Bottle - 500ml. Hazy amber body with a thin off-white foamy head. Decent hoppy aroma with malty and some woody hints. Its fresh, light hoppy taste carries grapefruit notes and ends with a good bitter finish. Average APA.


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